Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

dot pattern

Ray Eames with the Dot Pattern fabric design, c. 1947

pleased to meet you, helen frankenthaler

portrait | one | two | three | four | five 

fun facts:
she began exhibiting her large scale paintings in the 1950s

she had a 13 year marriage with fellow artist, Robert Motherwell. Both coming from wealthy families, they were known as the "golden couple" for their over the top entertaining.

she recently passed away so I wanted to share some of her work with you guys.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

while we were out

I hope you had a good holiday! 
I'm in Kentucky visiting family and thought I'd share a few pictures with you... :)
most of these found on my instragram (kind of addicting...)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

happy holidays from birds of ohio!

our gift to you, a little stop motion holiday card!

(ps: it was super fun to make...I see more in our future...)

while we were out

Monday, December 19, 2011

stop animation

I'll post the video tomorrow! :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

layered up

Jean Shrimpton

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

newsletter peek

our December newsletter is out today and it's pretty festive.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011


this print from the late 1800s reminded me of this Joy Division graphic.

a jingle on the roof

Clara Bow waits for Santa

get crafty


holiday decorating ideas from Better Homes & Gardens, 1966

Friday, December 9, 2011

mahna mahna

(Muppets letterhead, 1963 from here)

have you seen the new muppet movie? 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

pleased to meet you saul bass

portrait1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

fun facts:

born in NYC in 1920

was a graphic designer and film maker

worked with Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and Billy Wilder

he held the unusual position of "pictorial/visual consultant" on Spartacus, Grand PrixWest Side Story and more

he was responsible for some of the most remembered logos in North America

Saul is one of my favorites. I love his hand-drawn style!
ps: this book looks wish-list worthy

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

holiday themed

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vintage fabrics dating back to 1883

while we were out

Monday, December 5, 2011

what do you think?


wish list: books

the holidays are upon us! time to think of what to give (and get!) ;)
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1. Kenzo: totally judging a book by it's cover here, but if the cover is any indication of the goodness inside, I don't think we'll be disappointed. the book chronicles 40 years of the Paris-based fashion house. 

2. Jocks and Nerds: I love looking back into what the men were wearing... besides, the title is amusing, no? 

3. Textiles: The Whole Story: a worldwide history of textiles with lots of images (which is always a good thing).

4. The Story of Eames Furniture: this book along with this movie should tell me all I should ever want to know about Charles and Ray Eames. 

5. African Textiles: I saw this book on Simone LeBlanc's blog and fell in love...such great techniques and inspiration from african textiles (from beading to weaving). her blog has a nice peek into the book as well.

what books are you wanting lately? I'd love to know.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


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Anjelica Huston from our pinterest page

pleased to meet you milton avery

portrait | one | two | three | four | five | six

fun facts: 

1885 - born in Altmar, New York

1915 - after his brother in law died he was the only remaining male left in his family to provide for his 9 female relatives

1917 - started working night jobs in order to paint during the day

Roy Neuberger bought over 100 of Avery's paintings and donated or lent them to galleries in hopes of Avery gaining the recognition he deserved

apparently Avery wasn't much of a talker... "why talk when you can paint?" he had said to his wife